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economy still in front of us that we need solutions for. and i think the women can very much be part of that debate in bringing it forward. >> i've always been struck by the fact that even when there weren't 20, that the women senators have always bonded across party lines. and across ideological lines. i know that lisa murkowsky's vote against gun background checks was a big disappointment to many of you and she was supposed to be the host of tonight's get-together until it was moved to the white house. and heidi heitkamp, how difficult might that conversation with with the white house. we told that the white house was very angry with her to have voted against the background checks. >> you know, andrea, both heidi heitkamp and lisa murkowsky voted for the gun trafficking bill. there was a measure that they were willing to support to end gun trafficking, straw purchasing, pro enforcement measures. so i think there's bipartisan support for these bills, i think we can find consensus going forward and we have to work a little harder. i find the women to be very open to these issues and
is broken. it doesn't meet the needs of our economy and security. we need to move forward with this debate on how to make sure that our immigration system moving forward does meet the needs. >> i'm hearing it sounds like a lot of the things i heard after 9/11 which is that you think really what is broken here when we are talking about this specific case is interagency cooperation. >> we have made great strides over the last ten or 11 years making sure there is better cooperation and communication. more needs to be done. in the case of boston the two suspects we weren't able to track their movements, what they were doing and making sure that we had a handle on some of the folks that did have the opportunity or the proclivity to be involved in terrorism activities. >> if you watched yesterday some serious fireworks during the judiciary committee hearing. let me play that for folks. >> if you have ways to improve the bill, offer an amendment when we start mark up in may. i say that particularly those who are pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston as i would say an excuse fo
to the economy championed by republicans. call it an obsession with the deficit or demand for austerity that's been coming from all quarters of the republican party since 2008. >> we can't continue to spend money we don't have. >> we can't just keep spending money we don't have. >> it's time to cut spending. >> unfortunately, the facts do not support their thesis. there is now a chorus of commentators, businessowners and corporate titans, who all accept that taking chunks out of an already melancholic economy will do nothing but sustain the misery. an individual who runs the world's largest bond fund said this in an interview. "the uk and almost all of europe have erred in terms of believing austerity, fiscal austerity in the short term is the way to produce real growth. it is not. you've got to spend money." yet, despite this expert opinion, the republican party led by chairman reince priebus launched a twitter campaign yesterday attempting to blame the president for a policy that they, themselves, absolutely adore. it was pegged to the increasing impact of sequestration on domestic air tra
going to be affected. and the economy will be affected. >> all right. thank you very much. president and chief executive of airlines for america. i know we'll be with you more if these predictions ring true and we see more delays. >>> senator max baucus, the latest member to say he is not running for election. we'll talk with nbc senior political editor mark murray. first, a lot going on today. here are some things we thought you should know. charlie rangel of new york is suing house speaker john boehner and six other lawmaker to have his 2012 censure on ethics charges overturned. he argues that members of the house ethics committee withheld evidence that could have cleared his name before the entire house voted to censure him. it covered a wide range of activities including failing to pay taxes on rental income for 17 years. >>> anthony weiner back on twitter. he was caught sending a young woman accepting suggestive pictures on twitter. he is now considering, reportedly considering running in the race for mayor in new york city. those are things we thought you should know. when our
was the most important problem facing this country today. economy, unemployment, and dissatisfaction with government were the most pressing issues. some other of the 16 problems people mentioned, 3% said look of money, 2% saying lack of respect for each other. of the 1,000 people asked, not a single mention of terrorism. still on terrorism, the fbi has reportedly reopened its files on a trip one of the suspected bombers made to dagestan. but some people are saying they should have had him under surveillance since he returned. joining me now, former republican texas senator and cnbc contributor kay bailey hutchison. and welcome to you. i'm glad to have you here to talk about this. because i know you are aware of the fbi facing some criticism for its investigation into tamerlan tsarnaev. is it too much to expect the fbi to follow up on these individual cases, particularly those that they've looked at and deemed not to have potential terrorism relevance? >> well, i think that it's very hard to criticize the fbi right now because i think they have led an incredible investigation in bosto
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